Discover a gem of a museum illustrating the history and development of bagpipes and especially featuring the unique Northumbrian small pipes.
Find out how the Northumbrian pipes are different to other bagpipes and browse a stunning collection of 150 sets from around the world housed in this beautiful medieval Chantry building right in the centre of Morpeth.
Enjoy too the delights available in the craft and tourist centres downstairs in the Chantry too. Look out for live music performances and interactive family fun.
Open: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm.
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Nice little museum ruined by tech. failure
europtraveller, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
A fascinating if very small museum, of interest to anyone interested in music or in this part of the country. However, its attractiveness is massively reduced now as none of the audio equipment works - recordings, headphones, demonstrations etc etc, and we were told this was unlikely to be fixed any time soon.
Philip B, Morpeth, United Kingdom
By the Bridge in ever popular Morpeth it is somewhere everyone should visit if in Morpeth. The subject matter may seem strange in England for a museum, but it is so interesting . treat yourself and visit. Good carparking over the mini roundabout to the left and behind the Sanderson Centre. Don't forget to go to one of the many shops or the taxi kiosk to purchase your Northumberland car parking disc for £1 which then allows you to access many car parks in Northumberland for free if participating in the scheme. full details at each venue or via NorthumberlandCC on their website
My daughter and I visited here as new residents to the area. I was a little sceptical about wether I would really find the content engaging but I was totally wrong. The museum is very well laid out and very informative, as the saying goes, 'you learn something new everyday'! I will certainly take any of my visitors to the Museum. Recommended for all age groups.
wiltsmum52, Salisbury, United Kingdom
On a visit to Morpeth we popped in to this unique museum. There is something here of interest to anyone with an interest in music. The building in which it is housed is also a Tourist Information office and Shop which held some nice gifts with a local theme.
If you like bagpipes.....
If you like bagpipes then go, you'll love it. If you don't like bagpipes then don't.... And definitely don't photograph anything!